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New York Mets home to Cubs in baseball betting action

Chicago CubsNew York Mets
July 8, 1:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Odds

32-52TEAM RECORD46-39

The New York Mets look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Cubs arrive at Citi Field on Sunday.

Ryan Dempster gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cubs on this day; he's 3-3 on the season. The Mets, meanwhile, will counter with Jonathon Niese, who will be looking to improve on his 7-3 mark.

View Chi Cubs vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
New York opened as -140 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 2-ranked Mets and the National League No. 15-rated Cubs in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has the National League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 8.7 hits per game. The Cubs average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the National League list.

Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.9 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the National League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at -138 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Mets, who beat them 3-1 on Saturday behind a start from Dillon Gee at Citi Field.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Arizona are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Cubs at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 12 games when playing NY Mets
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing NY Mets
Chi Cubs are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Mets' last 12 games when playing Chi Cubs
NY Mets are 7-3 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Arizona, Friday, July 13
NY Mets at Atlanta, Friday, July 13